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Watson Studio Gallery Newsletter

February 22, 2010 Latest happenings....

Watson Studio Gallery is going on hiatus!!

With some sadness and much anticipation, Watson Studio Gallery will be winding down our operations in Johnson City, Texas next month. We'll be going on hiatus and focusing over the next year on moving our operations to central Mexico! We've purchased a beautiful art retreat (photo above) in the town of Mineral de Pozos which is 35 miles outside of San Miguel de Allende. The property includes a main casa as well as large studio/classroom building and a separate gallery. The area is a popular and inspiring destination for photographers and other artists and we look forward to hosting photography tours, workshops and photographic exhibitions there in the future!

In the meantime, Carol will be moving her photography studio back into her home to work on a long list of personal photography projects and continue to support the art community Central Texas.

Stay tuned for information about photographer, Amanda Stahl, who'll be taking over the gallery space in Johnson City!

Looking back...with pride.

Watson Studio Gallery had a wonderful 2.5 years in Johnson City, TX:

14 Photographic Exhibitions.... More than 750 images displayed... Over 400 Photograhers Shown... Images from all over the world from the UK to Australia... Over $6,000 in cash prizes awarded... And more than $4,000 raised for local charities.

A talented group of jurors helped select the images for the shows, including: Zena Stetka Howe, George Krause, Susan Burnstine, Laura Pickett Calfee, Polly Chandler, Christopher James, Joseph Walsh and Lynne Eodice.

We also had great partnerships and support from local galleries and businesses such as Kirchman Gallery, Benini Sculpture Ranch, Friendly Bar, Copper Roof Catering, Black Spur Emporium and Silver K Cafe. Thanks also to the JC Chamber of Commerce for promoting our various events.

Many thanks to my gallery assistant, Matthew Sheffield, and my husband, Charles Vance, for all the hours of hard work getting ready for each exhibition!

Information and videos from the exhibitions can be found on our exhibitions page.

We're holding a Farewell Reception and Huge Close-Out Sale on Saturday March 6th!

Mark Your Calendars!! It's our last gasp party! Food, beverages and lots of amazing deals to be had! We'd love to visit with all of our artist friends and supporters!

If you're interested in viewing the list of items for sale and want us to reserve any items for you in advance, please contact Carol.